Acorn Housing: The Housing Justice Program is a program unique to the Ottawa ACORN office. It was founded in 2011 to help tenants in need of assistance file applications to the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB). Volunteers are generally law students or paralegals who use provincial legislation such as the Residential Tenancy Act and Landlord and Tenant Board guidelines to help collect evidence, compile information, and file your application to get a hearing in front of the Board. All volunteers are supervised by a lawyer. If you wish to be represented by a lawyer or paralegal at the Board Hearing you must retain them separately. A list of lawyers or paralegals affiliated with the Housing Justice Program will be provided to you at your request. The LTB has the power to order your landlord to grant you a rent abatement, give back fees, and do repairs
University of Ottawa Legal Clinic: The Clinic provides legal services to the Ottawa community. Staffed by lawyers and law students, the Clinic provides public legal education, legal advice, and representation at court for a variety of criminal, family and tenant-related matters. We also assist women who have been victims of violence in obtaining compensation.